What to do in London on Sunday, 28th Oct 2012


Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.

Click for just the Free Events taking place today.


F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

One-Off Events Happening Today Only
All DayClock Watching Weekend (Bloomsbury)
To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling Museum is celebrating all things horological.
(Cost: Events are free with museum entry - £7.50)
tbaCry Murder, Scream Ghost (Charlton)
B A show recalling some of the capitals most wretched murderers, evil villains and sorrowful victims.
(Cost: £12)
tbaDiwali Festival (Charing Cross)
F A packed afternoon of entertainment including magical lighting displays, music, dance, food, stalls and more
10:30 AMRainforest Roadshow (Barnes)
Meet an array of amazing rainforest minibeasts including snakes, giant millipedes and whip spiders, and find out more about them.
(Cost: £9.99 (access to entire site))
11:00 AMEat your heart out
F A chance to see inside the Pathology Museum - for a display of anatomically correct cakes
2:00 PMBrixton......guided walk and personal tour
B a two hour stroll around brixton led by your guide barrie greene who worked there for 25 years.
(Cost: £10 pay on the day)
3:00 PMHistoric Richmond Walk (Kew)
An Introduction to the town's rich history from the ancient Green with 18th century house and remains of a Tudor Palace
(Cost: £3)

More things to do in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
10:30 AMGuided tour of Spencer House (Westminster)
Summer tours of the London's only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact.
(Cost: £9 (concessions £7))
11:00 AMWalking tour of Smithfield (Barbican)
Executions, body snatchers, a plague pit, notorious trials and 'hanging breakfasts' at Newgate Prison - just part of our walk.
(Cost: £6 per adult (accompanied children are free))
11:30 AMSt Giles Walk with Old Maps
B Walk with old maps exploring the almost lost neighbourhood between Bloomsbury and Covent Garden.
(Cost: £8)
2:00 PMExplore Dulwich
B Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.
(Cost: £20)
2:15 PMTour of Nunhead Cemetery (Peckham)
F A monthly guided walk around this Victorian era cemetery in South-East London
7:30 PMHalloween Ghost Walk
B A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.
(Cost: £7, under 12s £3)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography (Covent Garden)
10:00 AM The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists. (Ending Soon! Sat, 27th Oct) (Cost: £13.50 (inc access to entire museum))
F The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)
12:00 PMThis exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ending Soon! Sun, 11th Nov)
F Giving our Past a Future: The Work of The World Monuments Fund, Britain (Holborn)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of a selection of completed and ongoing projects by the The World Monuments Fund (Ends on Sat, 26th Jan)
F 100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)
10:00 AMThis exhibition takes Piccadilly as its focus to explore how architects create memorable and compelling street architecture. (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)
F Vintage photos of Spitalfields on Display (Whitechapel)
10:30 AMSandys Row Synagogue is exhibiting the photographs of C.A. Mathew. It is the first time that many of these images have ever been put on public display (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.